US pundit says civil rights are for ‘blacks, not gays’

Controversial columnist Ann Coulter has said liberals have co-opted the black civil rights movement

US pundit says civil rights are for ‘blacks, not gays’
24 September 2012

Controversial Republican pundit Ann Coulter has discussed a controversial comment made in her new book.

In an interview with This Week host George Stephanopoulos, she said: ‘Various groups [including] gay rights groups, those defending immigrants, and feminists have commandeered the black civil rights experience.’

Coulter said she thinks ‘civil rights are for blacks’ because the United States has a ‘legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws.’

She added: ‘We don’t owe the homeless. We don’t owe the feminists. We don’t owe women who are desirous of having abortions, or gays who want to get married to one another.

‘That’s what “civil rights” has become for much of the left.’

The author said ‘much of the left…dropped the blacks after five minutes’ to argue for civil rights for other groups of people.

Stephanopoulos asked Coulter ‘Immigrant rights are not civil rights?’, to which Coulter confirmed she only thinks ‘civil rights are for blacks’.

She said: ‘What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something. We have a legacy of slavery.

‘Immigrants haven’t even been in this country.’

Famed for her anti-liberal remarks, Coulter’s eight books have sold over three million copies.

Coulter, who describes herself as ‘the Judy Garland of the right wing’, has a large gay Republican following.

Appearing on LGBT-themed reality show The A List, she said: ‘The gays have got to be pro-life. As soon as they find the gay gene, guess who the liberal yuppies are gonna start aborting?’

Previously, the columnist has written that anti-gay politician’s comparison of homosexuality to bestiality is an ‘indisputably true point’, and told an interviewer that sexually active gay men should ‘feel guilty about it’.

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